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Internship Programs and Opportunities

Public Horticulture Internship

The Morton Arboretum offers up to two, 13-week summer internships in public horticulture. The Public Horticulture Internship is designed to introduce students to the dynamic, multifaceted, and rewarding field of public horticulture. By rotating among the science and horticulture staff at the Arboretum, interns gain a broad range of experiences that will help shape their future career interests.

At this time, the 2021 Public Horticulture Internship has been suspended. Please check back in January 2022 for additional updates regarding this possible internship opportunity for the summer of 2022. Learn more >

Center for Tree Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Experience careers that explore solutions for climate change, biodiversity loss, natural resources management, and urban life through the center’s REU Program, Tree Science in the Anthropocene, funded by the National Science Foundation.

The 2022 program dates are May 31 through August 5. Successful applicants receive a $6,000 stipend, housing, travel assistance, and small research budget. Applications are accepted December 1, 2021 through February 4, 2022. Learn more >